Embedded Planet Announces Immediate Availability of RFID Reader Kit

Kit Includes a Single Board Computer Based on a Freescale PowerQUICC™ I Processor, a PCMCIA Firmware Upgradeable RFID Reader, and Embedded Linux

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 23, 2005 -- Embedded Planet, a leading single board computer and embedded systems provider, today announced immediate availability of a compact low cost RFID Reader Kit that can easily be expanded into a production environment. The newly launched RFID Reader Kit includes a single board computer based on the Freescale Semiconductor PowerQUIC™ I family of processors, a PCMCIA RFID Reader module, and a Linux board support package and sample RFID application. The kit is designed to allow OEMs to rapidly prototype RFID applications and seamlessly move the prototypes into production.

“The market for RFID solutions is starting to explode and Embedded Planet’s RFID development kit provides customers with an open platform for rapidly developing and deploying RFID applications that are only limited by their imaginations,” said Matt Hoover, Embedded Planet Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The RFID Kit is a perfect demonstration of the power of our computing platforms and the completeness of our offerings.”

The Embedded Planet RFID Kit includes one of Embedded Planet’s single board computers based on Freescale’s PowerQUICC I family of processors, a PCMCIA RFID reader engine, Embedded Linux, and a sample Linux application for the reader engine. The single board computer can be configured with up to 64MB of flash, 128MB of RAM, up to two 10/100 Ethernet ports, up to two RS-232 serial ports, and up to two PCMCIA slots.

The RFID Reader Engine is available in two configurations, one with an integral antenna for handheld and short-range read operation and another with connectors for external antennas for longer read range applications. The reader engine is firmware upgradeable to ensure compatibility with future RFID standards. Our team will work with you and our partners to help define an appropriate solution for both development and production environments. In addition through our partners we can provide RFID training programs to help accelerate the development and deployment of RFID solutions.

The Embedded Planet RFID Reader kit is available immediately and is carried as a stock item for quick turn shipment. As with all Embedded Planet Products, the RFID Reader Kit can be customized to meet OEM requirements.

About Embedded Planet
Embedded Planet was founded in 1997 and has pioneered the Design, Develop and Deploy process in OEM systems development of connected devices. The company provides small form factor, low cost computing solutions for the Freescale PowerQUICC and PowerPC families of processors. Each module includes Embedded Planet’s PlanetCore, which provides firmware and utilities for burning flash, booting the target operating system, setup, diagnostics and utilities of the hardware. Embedded Planet also provides system design and system integration, including intellectual property, component solutions and development of turnkey products. For more information, please see www.embeddedplanet.com, email e-mail protected from spam bots, or call 216-245-418.

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